Toronto Blue Jays Sign 8-Year Veteran Pitcher

The Toronto Blue Jays have made a move to bolster their pitching depth with the signing of right-handed pitcher Mike Mayers.

Mayers, a seasoned player with experience across multiple MLB teams including the St. Louis Cardinals, Los Angeles Angels, and Kansas City Royals, joins the Blue Jays on a minor league contract with an invitation to Spring Training.

Selected by the Cardinals in the third round of the 2013 MLB June Amateur Draft, Mayers has spent four seasons with the Cardinals, three seasons with the Angels, and one season with the Royals.

Despite facing initial challenges, including a tough debut season in 2016, he showcased significant progress during his tenure with the Angels, notably achieving a remarkable 2.10 ERA in 2020. Now, as Mayers embarks on this new chapter with the Blue Jays, he brings both experience and potential, aiming to make a meaningful impact on the team's pitching rotation.

Mayers was very effective in the 2020 and 2021 seasons, compiling a solid 3.34 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, with 133 strikeouts across 105 innings and 101 appearances.

With Mayers' arrival, the Blue Jays add a versatile arm to their bullpen, providing valuable depth and competition for roster spots.

Over his eight-year career, the 32-year-old holds a 5.21 ERA, 1.43 WHIP, with 265 strikeouts across 262.2 innings and 204 appearances.

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